I have worked at these radio stations.
I have always been fascinated by the concept of radio and wonder how many people actually listened to my shows over the years. These curiosities will inevitably be destroyed by the future of digital radio, as public interest in the strange and absurd will eventually be infiltrated by large multinational media conglomerates.
Going from left to right, the first of these stations is WBGU-FM in Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.A (on the campus of Bowling Green State University). I spent 4 years at this station (from 2003-2007) doing a weekly two-hour (and the occasional marathon) radio show, and a year as the station’s promotions director. These were the good old days, but unfortunately I have only a recollection of what I played on this show. There’s definitely a stack of handwritten Juffage Show WBGU playlists in a folder somewhere on this planet, but about two years in, they switched to a new studio where the playlists were done electronically and I’m sure these have inevitably been deleted from a computer somewhere.
In the middle of these photos we have the Reynolds Club, which houses WHPK-FM in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. (on the campus of the University of Chicago). I worked here for about a year in 2008-2009 doing a weekly 2-hour free-form radio show. Hands down this place has the best record library on the planet.
On the right, LSR-FM in Leeds, United Kingdom. It seemed as though this station had very little respect for the unbridled enthusiasm and DIY ethics that drew me to college radio and the early days of WBGU-FM in the first place. I did a show there for a year during 2009-2010 and was actually kind of glad when I finished my degree and could no longer work at this ‘student’ radio station.
What is the moral of this story? I’m not actually sure but you can peep the link below to learn more…